PistoriousA man in the UK is sharing his story of spending 12 years trapped in his body after also being in a coma for two of those years. Martin Pistorius became ill when he was just 12 years old, and his condition continued to deteriorate until he was unable to move or communicate with the outside world. “I was completely unresponsive,” he told the Daily Mail. “I was in a virtual coma but the doctors couldn’t diagnose what had caused it.” Doctors weren’t completely sure what was wrong with the boy, but tried various medicines to see if they would help—all to no avail.  “I was treated for tuberculosis and cryptococcal meningitis, but no conclusive diagnosis was made. Medication after medication was tried—to no effect,” Pistorius explained. “I’d traveled beyond what medicine understood. I was lost in the land where dragons lie and no one could rescue me.” Rodney and Joan Pistorius, Martin’s parents, were told by the doctors to take him home and let him pass away peacefully. They advised that he had the brain function of a three-month-old baby. But Pistorius kept going. And after two years, he regained consciousness. But as he could not communicate, no one else knew what had happened to him. More